Sunday, September 02, 2012

Cavendishia allenii

Cavendishia allenii

This photo is from a spring visit to the NYBG in the Bronx. It has always been a dream of mine to take a good photograph inside the ‘forest’ part of the Conservatory and finally I did it. There are numerous challenges to taking pictures inside that part of the building including having your camera fogged up from coming into the moist humid air from being cold outside and of course the lack of light. When looking up information on this plant there is not very much. Mostly just listings of its name. One site was calling it a tropical blueberry but there was nothing blue about it. I did find out it is an epiphyte, which means it grows non-parasitically on a host plant and without soil. Cavendishia allenii is also a native Central America (Panama) like the rest of the 100 species in the genus (a few are native to South America).

Since it is Sunday here is the Digital Flower Sunday bonus shot. It is a garden gate that we saw down in Key West, Florida. You can see the photo is slightly tilted, which is the best way to leave a bar in Key West. What happens to me down there typically is we go in order 2 drinks and Karen decides that it is too strong for her and I end up downing both drinks. I really loved the ironwork on his gate and the careful painting of each rose made it outstanding.

Well I can tell a new month has started, as I had to make all new folders for September. That is how I file all the photos and words from this site. That seems the most manageable way to handle things.

"The morrow was a bright September morn;
The earth was beautiful as if newborn;
There was nameless splendor everywhere,
That wild exhilaration in the air,
Which makes the passers in the city street
Congratulate each other as they meet."
-   Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


DeniseinVA said...

A wonderful place to visit and I enjoyed reading your post very much, along with those photos and the poem.

Felicia said...

It seems to me that this Cavendishia is an orchid. First time again to see this kind of flower. Oh, and great photo of the gate with yellow roses. Thanks for sharing!